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FTC Wins Injunction In Fla. Invention-Promotion Scam Suit

Law360, Miami (August 17, 2017, 5:17 PM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission won a preliminary injunction Wednesday against the operators of an invention-promotion company that allegedly duped consumers out of about $26 million, as the judge found proof of material misrepresentations and a likelihood the government will prevail on the merits.

U.S. District Judge Darrin P. Gayles also extended a freeze on the assets of defendants World Patent Marketing Inc., Desa Industries Inc. — which also does business as World Patent Marketing — and their founder and CEO Scott Cooper, and extended the appointment...
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Case Information

Case Title

Federal Trade Commission v. World Patent Marketing, Inc. et al

Case Number



Florida Southern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Darrin P. Gayles

Date Filed

March 6, 2017

Government Agencies

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